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French Curriculum Intent

At St John’s Primary Academy, children have lessons in French throughout Key Stage 2, using the Salut programme of study in addition to other resources. Areas covered include numbers, colours, animals, family, food, weather and hobbies.


Learning a foreign language is a necessary part of being a member of a multi-cultural society and provides an opening to other cultures. A high-quality languages education should foster children’s curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The teaching should enable children to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to it’s speakers both in speech and in writing. Language teaching should provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping children to study and work in other countries.


The national curriculum for languages aims to ensure all pupils:

  • To understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources.
  • To speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions and continually improving accuarcy of their pronunciation and intonation.
  • To write a varying length for different purposes and audiences using the variety of grammatical structures they have learnt.


When children leave St John’s Primary, they will have a natural curiosity and confidence to explore other countries, cultures and languages accepting that in a multi-lingual society it is a valuable skill to be able to communicate effectively with others in another language. They will be engaged and prepared to conitinue language learning at secondary school.

Progression of Knowledge

Growing young minds: a great place to enjoy learning!